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About Dr. Thomas I. Wahl

Dr. Thomas I. Wahl is an Associate Dean in the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies and a Professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University.  His research focuses on trade policy, consumers’ attitudes and preferences, international marketing and trade as well as food demand.  Dr. Wahl has traveled extensively in the Pacific Rim and Asia to better understand potential markets and develop collaboration opportunities.  He received his undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees in agribusiness and agricultural economics from Iowa State University. 



1989 Ph.D.       Agricultural Economics, Iowa State University

1984 B.S.         Agribusiness, Iowa State University, with Distinction



Liu, Haiyan, Thomas I. Wahl, James L. Seale, Jr., and Junfei Bai. “Household Composition, Income, and Food-Away-from-Home Consumption in Urban China.” Food Policy 51 (2015): 97-103.

Seale, James Jr., Junfei Bai, Thomas Wahl, and Bryan Lohmar. 2012. "Household Engel Curve Analysis for Food, Beijing, China." China Agricultural Economics Review. 4(4):427-439.

Zhang, Caiping , Junfei Bai, and Thomas I. Wahl, 2012, “Consumers’ Willingness To Pay For Traceable Pork, Milk, And Cooking Oil In Nanjing, China.” Food Control 27 (2012):21-28.

Bai, Junfei, C. Zhang, T. Wahl. F. Qiao., 2011 "Disaggregating Household Expenditures On Food Away From Home In Beijing By Type Of Food Facility And Type Of Meal", China Agricultural Economic Review, Vol. 4(1):18–35

Bai, J., T.I. Wahl, B.T. Lohmar, and J. Huang. 2010. “Food Away from Home in Beijing: Effects of Wealth, Time and "Free" Meals" China Economic Review, 21(3):432-441.

Markosyan, A., J.J. McCluskey, and T.I. Wahl. 2010. “Consumer Response to Information about a Functional Food Product: Apples Enriched with Antioxidants,” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 57(3):325–341.

Devadoss, S., P. Sreedharan, and T. Wahl. 2009. “Effects of Trade Barriers on U.S. and World Apple Markets,” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 57(1):55-73.



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